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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1364 645500
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09:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Buckfast Abbey beauiful

Love visiting this Abbey, the Abbey is inspirational and beautiful . the gardens and grounds wonderful . Drinks and food tad costly but was very nice.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Love visiting this Abbey, the Abbey is inspirational and beautiful . the gardens and grounds wonderful . Drinks and food tad costly but was very nice.

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Thank Steve W
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are pleased that you love visiting the Abbey and find it inspirational and beautiful as well as enjoying the gardens and grounds. Also, thank you for your comment about finding the drinks and food to be very nice. We are sorry that you find them to be a little expensive. It is... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A wonderful catholic abbey to visit. The grounds are superb. The abbey itself awe inspiring and interesting. The interior is limestone from Bath and the floor marble from Dorset. Helpful people to ask about the abbey are just at the entrance. A couple of nice gift shops with products made by the Benedictine monks.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Abbey, grounds and shops and thank you for your comment about our helpful stewards. They do have a wealth of knowledge about the Abbey and are always on hand to be of assistance. We do hope that you will be able to come back and visit... More 

Leominster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

What an absolutely fantastic place to visit (and its FREE)the gardens are superb it has awell stocked shop and restaurant.A must for people looking for peace and reflection

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you found the site to be an inspiration and enjoyed the gardens, shops and restaurant. It is important for us to welcome our visitors free of charge to the Abbey, gardens, car park and toilet facilities. Thank you too for your recommendation for people looking for peace and... More 

Nailsea, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is Beautiful and they have done things to it since we last went here Toilets yes and a big free car park, Pictures without flash as always and wheelchair friendly, so what more could you ask for Eating places and a good selection of hot and cold food at reasonable prices You might only spend a few hours here... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your visit. We are so pleased that you find the site to be beautiful and that you like the changes we have made since your last visit. The site is indeed wheelchair friendly and we have plenty of spaces where people can sit and relax. We are glad that you enjoyed our... More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had another great meal and then a beautiful walk round the abbey. This place never disappoints...it was perfect for our 4 year old to have a good run around too. Would highly recommend it.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing another review of Buckfast Abbey. We do appreciate your kind words and your recommendation. We are very pleased that your 4 year old enjoyed having a good run around, there is plenty of room for this and lots of benches for the adults! We do hope to welcome you back for another visit soon. More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Been to visit a friend today whom is a monk at buckfast abbey. What fantastic day we have had a wonderful place very tranquil and spiritual as we felt at peace within our self's. This is a real must place to go and visit from the beautiful gardens to lovely river walks and fountains. Lovely food in there restraunt which... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your informative review. We are so glad that you had a fantastic day and felt at peace and found the site to be tranquil and spiritual. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant and shops. The Conference Centre is a very popular venue for many companies and groups and is known for providing... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visited the Abbey and carried out our own sight tour and were not disappointed, the architecture was brilliant, the quiteness and tranquility was superb a place which would allow you your own thoughts. The building has been modernised but still maintains it features. I would recommend a visit to this abbey.

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Thank john h
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the quietness and tranquillity. Thank you too for your recommendation. We do hope to welcome you again if you return to the area. More 

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120 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

And very nice it is too. Super clean and tidy grounds. The abbey itself is amazing. The outside design is I guess, a little too modern for some, but we loved it.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our grounds are kept clean and tidy by our site and buildings maintenance department and our gardens department. We are delighted that you found the Abbey amazing and we do hope to welcome you back for another visit. More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A fully working modern monastery with historical links to previous monastery buildings and the benedictine order. The level of workmanship is stunning. I won't give you a history lesson, part of the attraction for me is discovering the history for myself. The monastery and grounds are kept to a very high standard indeed. Most surprisingly, this is free to visit.... More 

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Thank Paul G
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit. The monastery and grounds are kept to a very high standard by our dedicated Garden and Building Maintenance colleagues. Thank you for recommending making a voluntary donation, we do appreciate that. As a working Benedictine monastery, it is important to us to welcome our guests free of charge to... More 

Heswall, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We visited on rather a damp day but this did not matter. We were amazed to read the story of how the Abbey was built (no spoilers here!). Despite the weather we found the gardens interesting and enjoyable. And despite my lack of religion I love these places, they are full of fascinating historical tales.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit to Buckfast Abbey. We are delighted to receive many comments about how beautiful the Abbey and grounds are in all weathers. It is especially spectacular when it is snowing. Hopefully you will be able to visit on another occasion and see the Abbey in different weather conditions. We are pleased you found the... More 

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